Divided Basket by HawkFan

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2015-05-12T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-05-12T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I decided to make the Divided Basket by Anna Graham (Noodlehead) - it is a paid pattern and I've provided the link below. I wanted to compare this basket to the One-Hour basket and to the Social Tote. I've posted a picture of the three together to give an idea of relative size and I've included a 12-inch ruler in the photo. For me, the One-Hour was the easiest, followed by this one, and the Social Tote was the hardest although the Divided Basket and Social Tote have similarities. The pattern was fairly easy to follow and the pictures helped clarify most of the questions I had. 

If I had to offer one tip it's about fabric requirements -- the pattern calls for 1/2 yard for the lining. If you use the same fabric for the lining and the divider, that is really tight and I'd recommend getting a little bit more (maybe 5/8yard) or using a different fabric for the divider. If you have half a yard in your stash that you want to use for both, then cut carefully. I was able to make 1/2 yard work on this basket but I didn't know it was that tight so it was a close call.

I went with her suggestion of using both fusible interfacing (but I used Pellon 808) and fusible fleece which gave it nice support. The bottom corners of the lining are a bit fussy and I'm glad I chose a dark fabric to hide the imperfections. When I was finished sewing the basket, I sprayed the inside "walls" with starch and ironed them to smooth them out and help with the support. Definitely something I'd do again.

If I make another one of these, I'm going to shorten the front pocket so more of the exterior fabric shows and use two fabrics for the front pocket. I might also quilt the back of it to give it a bit more texture

Pictures

Divided Basket-v1
Divided, 1-hour and social for size reference.

Loves

Astitchaday

Comments

True

Another great basket! Thanks for all the tips

HawkFan

True My pleasure smile

Caribousmom

They are all wonderful, Audrey!

Capetowngirl

Oh I love this divided basket idea. What a lovely selection

HawkFan

Caribousmom Thank you Wendy. It's been fun comparing them.

HawkFan

Thank you Capetowngirl - there are a lot of options out there

Mymble

Really great basket - love the contrast of the yellow and black/grey...and showing all three - super!

HawkFan

Mymble Thank you Margaret. Putting them all together gives me a sense of accomplishment

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